Periods don’t stop for pandemics and neither do we. It’s #TimeForAction to end period stigma now and after #COVID19.
Each day, approximately 300 million women and girls menstruate. Globally, almost one-third of them lack basic needs such as hygiene and clean toilets. Enter Manavta. Working with local communities and schools, we educate kids on the importance of hygiene, build sustainable sanitation solutions and empower both men and woman to eliminate menstruation stigmas through community engagement.
Though COVID-19 has paused our current project, it has not stopped our mission. Manavta means humanity and we are determined to continue to help the people we serve. As part of our COVID-19 emergency response, we are raising funds to purchase hygiene kits (includes soap, menstrual pads and water iodine tablets for $10 CAD), contribute to a local food bank, and continue to stand prepared to respond as the situation in Nepal continues to rapidly change.
Join us on Menstrual Hygiene Day, Thursday, May 28th at 6 pm MST 8 pm EST as we partner with Square1YYC for a sweat session. It’s $10 to join and all proceeds will go towards Manavta’s COVID-19 relief efforts. As always, thank you for #GivingAShit